case·​load | \ ˈkās-ˌlōd How to pronounce caseload (audio) \

Definition of caseload

: the number of cases handled (as by a court or clinic) usually in a particular period

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And while the caseload of AFDC never became majority black—60 percent of AFDC families were nonblack—the face of poverty in popular media had become black, allowing Taylor to represent a group toward which white Americans were growing resentful. Bryce Covert, The New Republic, "The Myth of the Welfare Queen," 2 July 2019 Bexar County has opened its new Precinct 3 Office in the high-growth U.S. 281 corridor just months before a change in state law is expected to increase caseloads for justices of the peace. Scott Huddleston,, "New county building offers security, convenience on San Antonio’s North Side," 13 June 2019 To qualify for the program, physicians and dentists must pledge 30% of their caseloads will be focused on low-income Medi-Cal patients for a five year period. Chris Morris, Fortune, "California Is Paying Off Med School Debt to Recruit Doctors," 17 July 2019 In exchange, the physicians must pledge that at least 30% of their caseloads will be devoted to low-income Medi-Cal patients for five years. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: The R-Word," 17 July 2019 Licensed counselors described being given janitorial duties — even being told to paint the walls in new shelters — in addition to their often overcapacity caseloads. Nicholas Kulish, New York Times, "$3.6 Million in Pay for Head of Nonprofit Shelter Operator," 15 July 2019 For starters, the Ethics Board doesn’t keep numbers on its caseload before 2008. Andrea Gallo, ProPublica, "Why the “Most Egregious” Ethics Case in Louisiana Remains Open Nine Years Later," 16 May 2019 The caseload has more than doubled to 95 within the first six months of this year., "50 years after Stonewall, black transwomen fight for change in Birmingham," 28 June 2019 Later, in February, Ogg penned an opinion piece in the Chronicle citing caseload figures ranging from 300 to 1,200. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Data raises questions about Harris County DA’s push for 100 more lawyers," 10 June 2019

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of caseload

: the number or amount of cases handled by a court, social worker, etc.


case·​load | \ ˈkās-ˌlōd How to pronounce caseload (audio) \

Medical Definition of caseload

: the number of cases handled (as by a clinic) in a particular period


case·​load | \ ˈkās-ˌlōd How to pronounce caseload (audio) \

Legal Definition of caseload

: the number of cases handled (as by a court or a lawyer) often in a particular period

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